Friday, March 20, 2009

Hawaii Bound at Last!

I can't believe it's finally arrived - we leave tomorrow for the Big Island of Hawaii! Lemme tell ya, a week in paradise is just what this stamper needs right now - I can't get there fast enough!

I just wanted to share a couple of fun things with you before I go. The first two pictures are of the wonderful Travel Pouch that Stampin' Up! sent us with all our official documents in it. Just look at those cute luggage tags! Have I told you before that when you earn an incentive trip from Stampin' Up! that they leave us gifts in our rooms each night of the trip? Yep, they do! And I'll bet some of the gifts will match or coordinate with this beautiful fabric! OOOH - I can't wait!

So when I needed to create a 6 x 6 scrapbook page spread for a share, I turned to the colors in the travel pouch for inspiration.

I started with Creamy Caramel cardstock for my background and stamped the large swirl from the Stitched Exotics stamp set in Creamy Caramel ink. The photo mats are Basic Black, Ruby Red and Naturals Ivory cardstock all layered up. On the left side page, I used a wide piece of Twill Tape and frayed the ends. It's stamped with another swirl from Stitched Exotics, this time in Creamy Caramel Craft ink, since this is fabric. I just allowed it to dry overnight instead of heating it.

The flowers are the large flower from the stamp set, stamped in Ruby Red Craft ink then heat embossed with a mixture of Clear and Gold embossing powder to make it shimmer. I did the same technique here in this post but with Cameo Coral cardstock instead. These flowers are trimmed out with my Paper Snips and mounted on Stampin' Dimensionals so the photos can slide under them on the mats.

My greeting is actually from a retired Stampin' Up! set that I just could not part with called "Handbill Headlines" I've stamped the word in Black Craft ink, heat embossed it with Black Embossing Powder and then punched it out with the Designer Label Punch. It's sponged with Ruby Red Classic ink then popped up on a Dimensional as well.

The photos I've added are from our beach vacation last summer. My daughter Emma and I are on the left and Emma and her friend Bethany are on the right. I was gonna post it without photos, but layouts just don't look right without them. I'll have lots of Hawaii photos when I get back!

Be sure and check back later today for my BIG special! It's really BIG and is only for the time I'm away on the trip! Don't miss this one!

By the way, I won't be blogging while I'm away - I truly want to take some rest time and not think about anything while I'm gone. My office assistant Shellie will be checking e-mails for me and answering questions, but since I do the blog on my own, I'm just taking the week off. But, I'll have lots of fun stuff to share when I return on the 30th!



  1. Hi Robin! As with all of your projects, that's a great 2 page layout! Get plenty of rest and relaxation! Have a safe flignt and ALOHA!

  2. Robin: Your scrapbook pages look great and hoping you have a fabulous trip to Hawaii!


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